Vote for John Lamie for Virginia Senate

John Lamie has the qualities we need in a Senator, and he will work every day to bring good jobs to southwest Virginia and to make life better for us here in the Mountain Empire.

In the Mountain Empire we have had two long-serving champions, Congressman Rick Boucher and Senator William Wampler. Boucher served as a Democrat, and Wampler as a Republican. In the crunch it did not matter which party either of them belonged to, because both worked across party lines, were superior negotiators, and served with loyalty and regard for their constituents.

As voters we are now in hard times. We lost both of our champions, and we are living in a changing world. Energy production and delivery are changing, technology has presented challenges – pitfalls and opportunities – for schools, colleges, libraries, communities, and families. Our legislators face situations that demand intelligence, flexibility, determination, and a deep understanding of our region.

Our vote is more important now than ever before. We have to find and elect leaders who have the ability to be champions for us in jobs, education, energy, and technology. That is why I am happy to see John Lamie step into Virginia’s 40th District Senate race.

John Lamie is a successful attorney and businessman with offices in Abingdon, Wytheville, Lebanon, and Grundy. He understands us – our workers, employers, homeowners, families, students, and seniors. John is a worker and a negotiator. He is resourceful, reasonable, and honest. He listens when you talk, and he has true passion for southwest Virginia. In all of these ways, he reminds me of both Senator Wampler and Congressman Boucher.

John Lamie has the qualities we need in a Senator, and he will work every day to bring good jobs to southwest Virginia and to make life better for us here in the Mountain Empire. Please get to know him, support him in the campaign, and above all, vote for him.

Governor Tim Kaine with John Lamie at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion




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Bristol residents were able to meet an talk with Governor Kaine and Abingdon attorney John Lamie, who is running for Virginia Senate in the 40th District, at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. This photo is near the veterans memorial in Cumberland Square Park, where folks were gathered for the big chili cook-off and children’s event on Saturday Sept. 17, just before noon.

Notice of the 40th Virginia State Senate District Democratic Caucus

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The 40th State Senate District Democratic Committee hereby announces that they will hold an unassembled caucus at 7:00 p.m. on August 22, 2011 at the City of Bristol Courthouse for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the 40th Senatorial District.

Any person attending a caucus, before participating in that caucus, shall sign a standardized declaration for stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, and is a registered voter in such precinct or county or city. Declaration forms must be filled out at the caucus prior to 7:00 p.m. Doors to the caucus will be closed at that time and no person may complete a form or enter the caucus after that time with the exception of those persons in line at the above mentioned time.

Any person wishing to seek election as a delegate or alternate must prefile with Randall C. Eads, Chair of the 40th State Senate District Democratic Committee , 825 Colonial Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 no later than 5:00 p.m., August 22, 2011. A voluntary administrative fee of $10.00 (which may be waived) will be charged at the time of pre-filing for those wishing to be delegates or alternatives at the convention. There is no charge for those simply attending the caucus.

Any person seeking the nomination shall file the appropriate forms and pay the required fee no later than August 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at 825 Colonial Road, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Any person attending the caucus, before participating in the caucus, shall sign a standardized declaration form stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, and is a registered voter in such precinct or county or city. Declaration forms must be filled out at the caucus prior to voting. The caucus will conclude promptly at 7:00 p.m. at which time the doors will be closed and no person may complete a form or vote after that time with the exception of those persons in line at 7:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact Randall C. Eads, 40th State Senate District Democratic Committee, at (276) 628-3529. Should only one candidate file for each office by the filing deadline, that candidate will be declared the nominee and the Chair may cancel the caucus without further notice.

Authorized and paid for by the 40th State Senate District Democratic Committee